Wood is more than welcome in the bathroom as well, and many therefore choose panels to break a little with the more traditional bathroom style. Wood paneling often gives a warmer and warmer look, and there is nothing in the way of using this in the bathroom as well. However, there are some precautions that one should take.
The most important thing to think about when you want to use wood paneling in the bathroom is to avoid wood paneling in the wet zone, ie in the area where you shower or have a bathtub. Wood panels that are regularly exposed to water will often have little durability and be damaged more quickly. A combination of tiles in the wet zone or shower cubicle, and panel in the rest of the room is therefore a very good option. Wood paneling can therefore also be used in the bathroom, as in all other rooms, as long as it is kept out of the wet zone.
Something maybe not everyone knows is that by using a panel in the bathroom, water vapor from the shower will actually help to keep the house warm. The Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology has made measurements in a bathroom, where half the wall surface and the ceiling were covered in wood paneling. In this bathroom it was actually shown that the heat from the steam in the shower will be absorbed in the wood panels and could raise the temperature in the room by over two degrees. When the steam is absorbed in wood paneling, misty mirrors will not be a problem either, and the humidity in the room will be considerably less.
There is no doubt that wood paneling creates its own mark on the bathroom interior, and stained paneling in different colors provides greater opportunities to combine with the tiles you want. If you want painted panel in the bathroom, then it is an advantage to use twig panel to prevent twig yellowing. You can clearly see that there is nothing in the way of using both panel and tile in the same room. If you have any more questions, feel free to get in touch and read more about our finished panel types here.